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The Farm Animal Photo Contest is here!

The second annual Farm Animal Photo contest is here! Did you enjoy the AGCO Farm Dog photo contest last year?

This year we’re doing things a bit differently and you can now show off any animal for a chance to win the new iPad! Upload up to three different photos into the contest from now until Thursday, April 19, 2012. AGCO will then pick finalists from the pool of photos, where everyone will then vote for the winner! The grand prize winner will win the new iPad and four of the top finalists will win $25 iTunes gift cards.

Which of your farm animals will you show off? Enter now!

AGCO Joins the Diesel Technology Forum

AGCO  is proud to be the newest member of the Diesel Technology Forum. DTF is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the newest clean diesel technologies in the United States.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome AGCO as a partner in the Forum’s national effort to promote the newest and cleanest diesel technology,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

AGCO’s award-winning product lines are playing a key role in advancing the most modern, efficient and environmentally-friendly agricultural equipment in the United States and throughout the world. AGCO’s commitment to engineering and research has made it an international leader in the advancement of more efficient and cleaner diesel engines and equipment.

“The e3 technology developed by AGCO is an excellent example of the clean diesel technology. AGCO’s e3 equipment meets the diverse needs of modern agriculture – cleaner emissions, reliable performance and efficiency – while also providing undiminished horsepower, torque and improved fuel efficiency,” Schaeffer said.

“AGCO is proud to become part of the Diesel Technology Forum and looks forward to the opportunity to participate with other leading Diesel Engine OEM’s and industry partners to promote and support clean diesel technology and its benefits now and in the future. We support the DTF’s approach and vigilance in ensuring that diesel continues to be a viable source of power for agriculture” said Matt Rushing, product management director, global electronics and global engines at AGCO.

 

Valtra Overalls Best in Work Wear Test

Valtra overalls received the highest score in the Farmer´s Guardian workwear test in February 2012.

The British magazine tested overalls by all major tractor manufacturers including Claas, Massey Ferguson, John Deere, Fendt, Case and New Holland.

The judges’ verdict for Valtra work overalls was “nearly perfect”. They praised the general fit as feeling “like a second skin”. Also the style, quality of the finish and the high visibility flashes scored high points.

The quality of the material was considered light and at the same time very durable. Also the amount of pockets and easy fastenings were noted as excellent features of Valtra overalls.

The Valtra overalls and other Valtra Collection items are available from authorized Valtra dealers.

Materials, amount of pockets, style – what features do you appreciate most in your work wear?

Brand Total score
Valtra 86
Case IH 81
Fendt 75
New Holland 72
Claas 68
John Deere 66
Massey Ferguson 62

 

Massey Ferguson Participates at Expodireto Cotrijal 2012 in Brazil

Expodireto Cotrijal reaches its 13th edition reinforcing its image as one of the main agricultural fairs in Brazil. Receiving over 160000 visitors at the 2011 edition and with a turnover of over 1 billion reais, the fair became a good businesses display for Massey Ferguson. Taking place in the city of Não-me-Toque – RS, the Precision Farming national capital, the fair is the main city event of the year and drives the whole region! 

The brand, in 2012, is reinforcing its increasingly complete products portfolio concept, presenting to the region the new line of tractors 320 and 370 CV MF 8600, a success in the European and American market. The machine already draws the attention from the passersby in front of Massey Ferguson´s stand and also the local press’s.

To reinforce the Massey Ferguson products quality, an exclusive area was set up so that the representatives can take their clients to carry out a Test Drive in the brand’s machines.

The Massey Ferguson Caricatures Contest is stirring the stand at the fair. Many clients are participating at the contest, which consists in having a caricature created and promoted at the MF social media. The most liked ones will get awards. The brand’s social networks pages are increasingly growing.

Access our pages and be updated about the contests:

http://www.facebook.com/MasseyFergusonBrasil

http://www.twitter.com/MF_Brasil

http://www.youtube.com/MasseyBrasil

AGCO at The New Diesel Technology – Clean Air for California Event

AGCO participated in The New Diesel Technology Diesel – Clean Air for California.


The showcase event was held on February 28, 2012 in Sacramento, CA and was a street-side outdoor, partially-tented public event adjacent to the Cal EPA building on 11th Street in Sacramento. The display included agricultural and construction equipment, heavy-duty trucks and technical engine stand displays, light-duty pickup trucks and cars, after treatment cutaways and related information. Other activities included a press conference featuring the ARB Board Chair, the Engine Manufactures Association and top OEM representatives and a Chairman’s Technology Forum on diesel health research. The AGCO Challenger MT 600D Tractor was on display.  This Challenger® MT600D Series Tier IVi-compliant tractor from AGCO Corporation is designed to deliver superior productivity and efficiency for professional farmers feeding the world. And it does so without many of the tradeoffs that have been required to meet U.S. EPA and CARB emissions standards in terms of cost, reliability and fuel efficiency.